Katie Barcelona has specialized in branding and identity design with renowned firms all over the world, but currently works from her namesake city, Barcelona.
CCA taught me how to think about the process of design and how to think critically and analytically about problems. I learned about craft -- not just in working with my hands but also in the delicacy of extracting, refining, and conceptualizing design solutions.
Seeing a need to fuse the legacy of building brands with a need for people to experience them, Katie founded Katie Barcelona Design, which specializes in providing smart design solutions, not specific design executions. She serves as principal.
Other design firms include
Pentagram Design (NY), associate partner (worked with Michael Bierut)
Interbrand, senior designer
Vanderbyl Design, designer
Clients include Harley-Davidson, H&R Block, Mohawk Paper, MillerCoors, the Kimbell Art Museum, UC Berkeley, the Manhattan School of Music, New York University Abu Dhabi, Audible, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Katie’s work has been shown internationally and featured in such publications as Communications Arts, Step Inside Design, Print, The Type Director’s Club, and The Art Directors Club.
Her work was also nominated for a James Beard Award.
Dorothy Remington taught me how to be joyful.
Eric Heiman taught me how to shake some shit up.
Doug Akagi taught me how to be graceful.
Martin Venezky taught me how to get messy.
Christopher Simmons taught me how to refine.
Terry Irwin taught me how to think like a woman.